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  • Date: June 20, 2018
  • Time: Show time 8pm
  • Location: Portland, ME
  • Venue: Aura

AWOLNATION

with lovelytheband & Irontom

Wednesday, June 20th

18+ Show
Tickets Start At $29.50
Doors 7:00pm :: Show 8:00pm

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Chart-topping, platinum-selling Awolnation will continue to tour through the summer adding more than 17 headlining dates and festival stops to their North American run, announced today. The first leg of the Here Come The Runts Tour will finish this week on the west coast with an exclusive event at the KROQ Sound Space followed by two nights at The Wiltern before crossing the pond for a European run in April, returning to the US for their second leg beginning May 10 in Las Vegas for the 107.5 OBC Festival.

Support for the headlining run will include Missio, Lovelytheband, and IRONTOM.

Critically acclaimed Awolnation plan to spend the summer on the road in support of their third studio album and #1 Alternative Album chart debut, Here Come The Runts (Red Bull Records), the follow-up to the platinum-certified debut album Megalithic Symphony, and 2015’s Run. Here Come The Runts sees founder and lead singer Aaron Bruno once again at the helm producing, writing and recording the new album, “with this record I really wanted to make a rock n’ roll/pop album” says Bruno. “And I say ‘pop’ how I grew up listening to it, in the sense of Dire Straits or Born In The U.S.A or The Cars or Tom Petty.” The album features current top 15 Alternative Radio hit “Handyman,” with adds at more than 50 alt stations nationwide including industry tastemaker KROQ in Los Angeles. The video for “Handyman” has more than 1.2 million views, directed by Ravi Dhar tells “a good ole fashion love story,” says front man Aaron Bruno, and features accomplished film/TV/stage actor Monte Markham alongside actress Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes).

Critics have embraced Here Come The Runts:

“…an eclectic rock album in the classic definition.” – Newsday

“…underneath all of the electronic gadgetry, he is still a shockingly solid songwriter.” – AV Club

“There’s something for everyone, from the fearsome, brassy title track’s hysterical angst to the sweet whistling and Beach Boys-style harmonies of My Molasses, via the rampaging guitar which underpins the anthemic Cannonball.” – TeamRock

“…this record from the mind of Aaron Bruno is one that definitely stands out from the list of modern pop albums.” – The Oswegonian

“AWOLNATION has made an album that has sailed far beyond the constraints of pop security and has made a piece of art.” – The Ithacan

“…they can never be accused of lazily making a “typical” AWOLNATION song because there is no such thing.” – Cornell Sun

“The wildly eclectic album playfully references rap, disco, new wave and country.” – Kansas City Star

“…a tour de force of the current indie and popular rock landscape.” – The Mancunion

Formed in 2010, Awolnation crafted one of the most influential songs in years with the chart-topping, record-breaking track “Sail.” The first single off the gold-certified full-length debut Megalithic Symphony, “Sail” was certified 6x platinum in the US and holds the record for the most weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by an independent artist, the second longest for any artist. The song has also achieved global success: certified 10x platinum in Norway, 6x platinum in Canada, 3x platinum in Sweden, 2x platinum in Australia and New Zealand, platinum in Switzerland, gold in Austria, Germany, and the UK. The critically-acclaimed sophomore release Run spawned three other Top 10 US singles – Top 5 tracks “I Am” and “Woman Woman,” as well as their first #1 hit on the Billboard Alternative Chart, “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf).” Awolnation have chosen to use their success as a platform for good, partnering with various charities including Music Saves Lives, Love Your Melon, and The Lance McCullers Jr. Foundation. Awolnation have a direct relationship with their devoted fans through Awolnation Builders—much more than just a fanclub, the Awolnation Builders are a continuous call to action on all things AWOL including tour dates, videos, exclusive content, charity initiatives, and more. They continue to sell-out headlining shows across the globe and have secured spots on festivals across the globe including Coachella, Voodoo Festival, Austin City Limits, Osheaga, Austria’s Frequency Festival, Bonnaroo, Leeds, Reading, and Brazil’s Mix FM Festival. Awolnation released their third studio album, Here Come the Runts, in February 2018 via Red Bull Records. The album features the singles “Passion,” “Seven Sticks of Dynamite,” and current Top 20 Alt Rock hit, “Handyman.”